Sunday, October 7, 2012

34 Week (and 3 Days) Update

I've now been home for 3 weeks and things are looking pretty good!

The Monday before last, I had an appointment with my OBGYN, who said it was fine for me to return to work after my stint in Hobart, and that there was no longer any sign of the clot on my placenta. I don't need to see him again until 7th November!

This Thursday just been, I had an appointment with my midwife, had my second Anti--D shot, checked on bub's heartrate and my growth (both of which are spot-on perfect).  She didn't see any reasons for concern about heading forward at this point, which is VERY exciting considering we've had a bit of a rough time!

Yesterday was the Baby Shower, hosted by my awesome mum, and it was great! We were SO spoilt with gifts, it was unreal!  I feel so overwhelmed with love and support right now, it's just amazing.  We had an awesome afternoon tea with fun games and lots of laughs, yummy food and fantastic company - I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable afternoon.

I have so much sorting to do and a final sweep of the baby's room to clear out the last bit of mess before it's completely finished and I can finally post photos for everyone - I'm itching to show you all the room but not before it's perfect!

34 Week Stats Update:
Weight Gain: Total of about 6kg, after the initial loss of 7kg.

Innie or Outtie: Still an innie!

Maternity Clothes: When I'm out-and-about, definitely.  But at home, I can still fit fine into most of my t-shirts and pants :)

Sleep: Sleeping okay, just waking up with a dead leg every so-often, and finding it difficult to get to sleep in the first place.  A normal night now involves waking up maybe once every couple of hours.

Pregnancy Perk: I have to say the attention, don't I?!  And being able to eat whatever I want without excuses :P

Embarrassing Pregnant Moment:  None that I can think of!  I don't embarrass easily though!

Best Moment this week: The Baby Shower, for sure - this girl is one spoilt child already!

Baby Purchases this week: None this week, didn't have to!!!

Gender: Still a girl, and we've had pretty much every radiologist confirm this every time we've had a scan!

Movement: Still a wriggly worm.

Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary - I still enjoy strawberries but they're not really a craving at the moment. 

Food Aversions:  Still bacon - can't get my head around it at the moment.

How’s Mummy? Very happy!  Glad that everything's now going smoothly.  My morning sickness has returned but it's really only in the morning and of an evening when I'm trying to get to sleep.  Otherwise, I'm fine.  Things are starting to look positive for the final outcome!

How’s Daddy? He's wonderful - been very supportive and just my rock for the past 3 weeks.  He's been taking the time to relax and play his video games before bub arrives!

What I am looking forward to: Our next midwife appointment, being able to discuss my birth wishlist (it's not a plan! The moment you call it a plan, it's not likely to follow!) and see if she's happy for us to travel down the waterbirth route that I so want.

Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: Baby is now the size of a butternut squash, approximately 2kg and 45cm in length.

What Baby Peanut is up to: She's filling out and getting rounder -- she'll need her fat layers later to regulate her body temperature. If you've been nervous about going into premature labour, you'll be happy to know that 99 per cent of babies born at week 35 can survive outside the womb -- and most have no major problems. Although your baby's central nervous system is still maturing, her lungs are nearly fully developed by now.

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